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Talor provides quantitative analysis and policy research in support of eliminating fossil fuel use in buildings at the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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Using EIA price forecasts and modeling of a sample single-family home in several cold-climate cities in the US, RMI found that it will be cheaper to operate a high-efficiency electric heat pump than a gas furnace this winter. 

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Matt Chester on Nov 18, 2021

Talor-- you highlight that the low income homes are hit the hardest by unstable gas prices, but I would also imagine the transition to heat pumps is the toughest to afford for them as well. Are there generally programs that can help them gain access to this type of retrofit? 

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